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Magnitude 6.8 VANUATU

Thursday, October 08, 2009 at 08:28:48 UTC

Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Theoretical P-wave Travel Times

This map shows the predicted (theoretical) travel times, in minutes, of the compressional (P) wave from the earthquake location to points around the globe. The travel times are computed using the spherically-symmetric IASP91 reference earth velocity model. The heavy black lines shown are the approximate distances to the P-wave shadow zone (103 to 140 degrees).

Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times
City Distance
Travel Time
Arrival Time
Brisbane, Australia 18.87 4:17.2 8:33:04.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 29.07 5:57.0 8:34:44.0P
Agana, Guam 33.85 6:39.0 8:35:26.0P
Honolulu, Hawaii 49.20 8:44.6 8:37:31.6P
Tokyo, Japan 54.55 9:24.4 8:38:11.4P
Beijing, China 70.0811:08.5 8:39:55.5P
Anchorage, Alaska 81.8112:15.4 8:41:02.4P
San Francisco, California 83.7812:25.6 8:41:12.6P
Los Angeles, California 85.6712:35.1 8:41:22.1P
Seattle, Washington 87.6112:44.5 8:41:31.5P
Kathmandu, Nepal 88.0712:46.7 8:41:33.7P
Phoenix, Arizona 90.4112:57.7 8:41:44.7P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 91.6713:03.5 8:41:50.5P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 95.1713:19.6 8:42:06.6P
Golden, Colorado 97.2313:28.9 8:42:15.9P
Mexico City, Mexico 98.6113:35.0 8:42:22.0Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 101.2513:46.7 8:42:33.7Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 103.0113:54.5 8:42:41.5Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 107.4114:14.1 8:43:01.1Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 108.6414:19.5 8:43:06.5Pdiff
Lima, Peru 112.5214:36.7 8:43:23.7Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 112.6414:37.3 8:43:24.3Pdiff
Miami, Florida 116.7514:55.6 8:43:42.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 118.9215:05.2 8:43:52.2Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 118.9415:05.3 8:43:52.3Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 120.2415:11.0 8:43:58.0Pdiff
New York, New York 121.0015:14.4 8:44:01.4Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 121.8915:18.3 8:44:05.3Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 122.8315:22.5 8:44:09.5Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 123.8415:27.0 8:44:14.0Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 127.7415:44.3 8:44:31.3Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 129.5515:52.4 8:44:39.4Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 130.7315:57.6 8:44:44.6Pdiff
London, England 140.1316:39.3 8:45:26.3Pdiff
Rome, Italy 143.2916:53.4 8:45:40.4Pdiff

Travel Time Information and Calculator

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

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